The 3rd District of the American Legion is hosting its annual Children’s Fishing Derby at Great Hollow Lake, 454 Purdy Hill Road, this Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. Admission is free and prizes will be awarded in three age groups.
Check in at the Great Hollow Lake Pavilion for a free chance to win a door prize.
Prizes are for first, second and third for children age five and younger, age 6 to 10, and 11 to 15. There is also a prize for the biggest fish overall.
Parents may help their child cast their line, but the child must reel the fish in. A fish should be brought to the measuring table as soon as it’s caught. In the event of a tie, the fish with the earliest time will be the winning entry.
Only two fish per angler may be kept, in accordance with state law.
Do not return trout to the lake. Other species may be a caught and released.
The fishing derby is sponsored by American Legion posts 16, 42, 60, 78, 86, 176, 177, 141, 143 and 202. The event is also sponsored by Russ and Audrey Martin.
Fire Safety Day, Firetrucks
The Monroe Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a Fire Truck /Car Show in celebration of its 100th Anniversary on Fireman’s Field, at the corner of routes 110 and 111, Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event, which is in celebration of the MVFD’s 100 year anniversary, will include fire safety discussions, food and beverages, demonstrations, giveaways and merchandise.
Area fire departments will compete to win trophies in a myriad of apparatus categories. “We expect nearly two dozen different fire trucks to be on site, from antiques to brand new,” said Monroe Fire Chief Kevin Catalano.
The department welcomes classic cars, rat-rods and muscle cars — both domestic and foreign, along with Jeep Wranglers, Gladiators, Big Trucks and other interesting mechanized equipment to compete in other categories to bring home a once in a life-time 100th Anniversary Trophy.
The cost for civilian judged vehicles is a suggested $20 donation. There is no fee for fire apparatus or non-judged attendees. Gates open at 9 a.m. for judged vehicles, which must be registered by 10:30 a.m.
Monroe Lions Shred Day
The Monroe Lions Club is hosting a paper shredding fundraiser in the Rite Aid parking lot at the corner of routes 25 and 59 on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.The cost is a $10 donation per standard computer paper box (18x10x11) or $15 for larger boxes. For information click on this link for a pdf of the flyer.
A Basket Bonanza
The Saint John XXIII Columbiettes of St. Jude Church in Monroe will host a Basket Bonanza fundraiser on Oct. 14 and 15.
Proceeds will benefit the various charitable efforts the Columbiettes sponsor, such as special needs camperships, Hopeline, the St. Jude Food Pantry, support for local veterans organizations and Christmas baskets for the disadvantaged.
Participants can purchase a sheet of 25 tickets for $20 at the door of the event, then choose which basket(s) they want to win. There will be over 60 baskets to choose from, containing a variety of goods, gift cards and services.
The event will be held in the Msgr. Sabia Social Hall at St. Jude Church, 707 Monroe Tpke. in Monroe, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 15. Basket winners will be chosen at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 15.
Participants do not have to be present to win. Winners can pick up their baskets between 3 and 6 p.m. on Oct. 15.
For information, call (203) 258-3354 or e-mail [email protected].
Vinyl record sales at Edmond Town Hall
The Friends of Edmond Town Hall, a nonprofit, teamed up with promoter Record Riots to host a Record Sale on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Edmond Town Hall gym, 45 Main St. in Newtown. Early birds can start shopping at 8 a.m.
Record Riots will present over 40 vendors with over 15,000 LP’s, CD’s and 45’s. Watson House Brewery, The Grumpy Dumpling and Kash & Liv Coffee Creations will also be onsite to nourish attendees while they mingle with fellow music enthusiasts.
“There’s nothing like the thrill of thumbing through a crate of vinyl and finding the album you have always wanted,” said Julie Brunelle, co-chair of Friends of Edmond Town Hall. “The treasure hunt, the anticipation to sit down and listen to the music with all the cracks and pops that make vinyl so beautiful is what makes this an event not to miss.”
Tickets are five dollars and $10 for Early Birds and will be purchased at the door. Parking is free. A portion of the event’s proceeds will support Friends of Edmond Town Hall, whose mission statement is: “Committed to bringing arts and humanities programming and events to the community at large while maintaining the historic Edmond Town Hall.”
Torah Fall Festival
Congregation Adath Israel, 115 Huntingtown Road in Newtown, is hosting its Joy of the Torah Fall Festival featuring Savor, a Sephardic music and food experience is Sunday, Oct. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Seating is limited and tickets are $10 for adults and five dollars for children ages 10 to 17. For tickets, click here.
Participants will enjoy an afternoon of Sephardic culture with Sarah Aroeste and Susan Barocas, co-founders of Savor. Everyone will learn to sing traditional Ladino songs with Aroeste while two mezes are prepared.
The festival will also have a silent auction and raffle.
For information about Savor, click here. The event is partially sponsored with an educational grant from the Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut.